This is the Audio Mixer category for MPB Sound and Light from where you can explore our range of mixing desks

Most of the audio mixing desks that we sell are models that have proved to be successful and reliable in our installations. Otherwise we have chosen mixers from manufactures that we know and trust. If you cannot find a mixer that meets your requirements please contact us for a quote.

After the list of mixers available to buy there is an information section. This section contains useful information related to mixing desks.

Please browse the audio mixers available for sale by clicking on the products below.

Product listings for Mixing Desks

Rack Mount Mixer with 9 inputs

We have installed a lot of these mixers where we have used one zone to drive the PA and the second to drive a hearing loop.
MPN CRAM42 : ZM 102 Audio Mixer
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£238.80 inc VAT


Compact mixer

This popular mixer from Mackie is a compact mixer with built in effects and USB recording
MPN 2044601-03 : ProFX8V2 8Ch Mixer with USB I/O GEQ 3-Stereo i/p +
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£177.60 inc VAT


Sound Mixer - 16 Channel analogue mixer

A great live sound analogue mixer with up to 10 microphone inputs for medium sized pa systems. There is an optional rack mount kit available.
MPN ZED16FX : ZED16FX 10-Mic/Line 3-Stereo i/p USB FX Desk
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£484.80 inc VAT


Small Audio Mixer by W-Audio / Prolight

A small mixer with good sound quality at an affordable price
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QU Series Digital Mixer from Allen & Heath

This is our sound engineers favourite digital mixer, and it makes an excellent production sound mixer.
  • MPN QU-32C/X : QU32 38-In and 28-Out Dig Mix with Motorised Fader
  • MPN QU-24C/X : QU24 30-In and 24-Out Dig Mix with Motorised Fader
  • MPN QU-16C/X : QU16 16-Mono/3St i/p 16-Buss 4FX Dig Mix
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From £1,398.00 inc VAT


QU series digital stage box 16 input / 8 output

One of the major advantages of a digital mixer is having a digital stage box connected by cat 6 cable rather than a thick heavy multi core cable.
MPN AB168 : AB168 Portable AudioRack 16in / 8out for QU / GLD
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£828.00 inc VAT


Information on audio mixers

An audio mixer takes audio signals from microphones, line level sources and a wide range of media players. The purpose of a mixer is to combine these audio sources into a single audio signal. It is important to choose a high quality mixer otherwise your sound quality will suffer.

Online mixers

An image of A typical equipment rack with an inline mixer circled in red

We use a lot of online mixers for installations where the operators are not trained sound engineers. Also they can be used if there is a requirement for "Switch on and leave it" operation.

Typically this kind of mixer would benefit a place of worship, village hall, or portable system built into a single case.

An online mixer will have a simplified control layout with rotary volume controls on the front. The connections are usually on the rear.

Small Audio mixers

An image of the Yamaha MG102C audio mixer, a typical small mixer for a Home Studio

A small mixer can be used where an online mixer would be too basic and a large mixer to complex.

Example uses include home recording or video editing studios where channel EQ, or auxiliary sends For monitors are required. A small mixer might have between 2 to 6 microphone inputs with additional stereo inputs.

Small mixers usually have rotary controls.

Mixing Consoles

A 10 channel mixer (or larger) will usually require a competent person to use them. This person can guide less experienced operators in how to use them.

Professional mixing desks often include the following features:

  • Phantom Power - provides power to condenser microphones.
  • Aux Sends - Allows you to send a separate mix to stage monitors or hearing loops.
  • Digital Effects - Provides a range of audio effects that can be applied to input channels.
  • Signal Routing - this allows the sound engineer to group channels together on mixers with sub groups.
  • USB Audio - An audio interface built into the mixer to allow connection to a computer via USB.

audio powered mixers also include a built in amplifier to directly drive passive speakers.

A studio mixer will allow multi-track recording so that separate tracks can be recorded. These tracks can then be mixed into the finished recording. Each track can be a single input channel or a group of channels.

Well known makers include Allen & Heath, Yamaha, and Soundcraft, we supply both digital and analogue mixing consoles.

This image shows the Allen & Heath QU24 digital Audio Mixer, a popular mixing console
A great mixer for use in churches, performance venues and by touring groups are the QU Series of digital mixers.

One of the benefits of digital audio mixers is that they use light weight cable to connect to stage boxes. This is instead of the old fashioned heavy audio multi-core cables.

If you would like our advice when choosing your audio mixing desks please contact us.